December 15, 2020 - 2:00pm PST

The DMCA was intended to protect copyright holders from having their work stolen or reproduced online. Too often, however, the DMCA is used as a weapon for rights holders to bully competitors, critics, and even fans discussing their work online. Lindsay Ellis, a prominent YouTube creator, will discuss her run-ins with DMCA notices after she published a video that was critical of a romance author. Casey Fiesler, member of the Legal Committee of the Organization for Transformative Works, as well as Corynne McSherry, Legal Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will be providing helpful context about how the DMCA has been used to quash free expression on the internet.


Lindsay Ellis, Science Fiction Author, and Video Essayist

Corynne McSherry, Legal Director at Electronic Frontier Foundation

Casey Fiesler, Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Boulder

Moderator: Meredith Rose, Senior Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge

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